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Old 4th October 2008, 23:39   #31
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like thye say - its one really fast scaffolding!
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For those wondering what all the hype is about.

Check these lap times and the cars below the #6 - Ariel Atom

The Stig's lap times - Top Gear on BBC Two - Top Gear
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Hmm the Atom in India...Well the owner is not known to be the most practical person, oh well...Wonder what would happen when the tyre meets a pothole at 100 odd KM/h [He's gonna go faster I know], and the tyre has to convey the same greeting to the suspension...HMMM

Food for thought that is.

Great car to look at, just so impractical that I would never think of owning one...
I don't think the car is here for keeps. He has residences around the world and so I could assume that he has brought the car for some fun and may be the speed events and all happening in Bombay.
Just my 2 cents.
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I don't think the car is here for keeps. He has residences around the world and so I could assume that he has brought the car for some fun and may be the speed events and all happening in Bombay.
Just my 2 cents.
KD, honestly, the car is impractical anywhere in the world! IMO that is. Especially considering the speeds one can do, I'd rather be in an M3, C63, or LP640 than in that thing at 250KM/h....[any other car for that matter]

Think about it this way, conservatively, what if something were to go wrong, is this the car you'd want to be in? Strictly for the track this is, anywhere on the road is a no no...

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Man, this is a first and would love to see it scorch the tracks when speedrun is here.

Hope to spot it sometime.

DocG : All the more reason to lobby for a racetrack up north.
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WOW awesome. I simply loved this car and here it is. Congrats Mr Raymond. This is a beast.
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Hahah! Awesome! Absolutely awesome! Kudos to GS for getting himself one of these. He's only gonna be able to drive it at the drag events, to be realistic, but you gotta smile at the guy's taste!

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Woah. Didn't think I'd see one of these in India. Is the car road-legal here? Would love to see some cop faces if he ever decides to drive it around Mumbai's streets. Also, how come the car's got front and rear wings? Never seen those before.
I'm guessing he needs the extra "real estate" for his Zapp ads at the next drag!

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Awesome!
Imagine the shock the Mumbai police are going to get when they see this. I wonder if they even know if a car called the Ariel Atom is produced anywhere in the world. Take it out and you'll surely be stopped for a modified exhaust.
The ACI Performance Show is just over a month away. I am expecting and looking forward to seeing this car there.
I had a cop tell me that my M3 exhaust was broken and to get it fixed!

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An Atom..WOW!!! now thats a rocket on 4 wheels. I always think if only Mr Raymonds can influence someone to build a track somewhere near Bombay.
Oh please God, please, let this happen!

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Your next car esk?? Coming back, this is a hypercar that is cheap, and is FAST!! Perfect Supercar????? I think so..

Ohh and the above one is the supercharged on thats why it has the Spoilers.
I've seen supercharged atoms that didn't have the spoiler before.

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Taj Mansingh, hmmm.....wonder what he's doing there in the day! Lunch at Machan perhaps!



It should be road legal, I don't see an issue with that. And the wings are optional extras, can be ordered in bare Carbon fibre or the contrasting body colour.
Yes, that makes sense, the wings are options. Like I said, he'll need the space for the stickers come Speed 09.

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Kharghar next year...??? I think he will run it at torque nite this year. November 22nd.
What's torque nite? Where is it?

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Wow ..wonder how many in india know that there is a car called ariel atom. Now mumbai has its own rocket on wheels. Must admit GS does have a taste when it comes to cars. Hopefully we'll get to see it in the speedruns soon.
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Awesome. The car that changed the face of ...... Clarkson
Its gonna zoom out of traffic like a wind through a tunnel.
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Perfect Supercar????? I think so..
It might be fast, but a supercar is more than just a jet pack on wheels.
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It might be fast, but a supercar is more than just a jet pack on wheels.
exactly. this is NOT a jet pack on wheels. The SSC Thrust is a jet pack on wheels

This is beautiful to look at is desirable, sounds like god singing, goes faster than anything on 4 wheels, is desired by every one in this world. This acc to me is a super car.
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Simply love this Sports car.
0-100 in 2.5 odd seconds , wind across your chin while you're driving at almost its high speed of 249kmph.

Wish i could ride one of these.
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The Atom makes no sense in Mumbai. Honestly where can you drive it? I think this is another car for Mr. Raymond to get attention and feed his massive ego. Sorry but I prefer guys like Mr. Tata who are understated and don't show off their wealth. Atom is intended to become another page 3 car and was not bought for performance reasons
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What's torque nite? Where is it?
Its like SPEED RUN. Only with diffrent organisers. Same place too. Its going to be held in november.

Heres the link:

first time in India drag racing is being taken to the national level, car and bike race at their best. Inhouse tunning service and spare part exhibition.
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Its like SPEED RUN. Only with diffrent organisers. Same place too. Its going to be held in november.

Heres the link:

first time in India drag racing is being taken to the national level, car and bike race at their best. Inhouse tunning service and spare part exhibition.

I am joining the Delhi speed run for sure! Probably will sponsor them too.
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